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 Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr

Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr

Birth
Laurel, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Death 8 Dec 1968 (aged 29)
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Burial Independence, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7242551 · View Source
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Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Staff Sergeant (Gunnery Sergeant)in the United States Marine Corps in Company I, 3d Battalion, 26th Marines Regiment, 3d Marine Division (Rein) FMF. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on December 8, 1968 in the Republic of Vietnam. He was killed in action. His citation reads in part "Upon learning that there were still other wounded men lying in another open area, in proximity to an enemy machine-gun position, S/Sgt. Taylor, accompanied by four comrades, led his men forward across the fire-swept terrain in an attempt to rescue the marines. When his group was halted by devastating fire, he directed his companions to return to the company command post; whereupon he took his grenade launcher and, in full view of the enemy, charged across the open rice paddy toward the machine-gun position, firing his weapon as he ran. Although wounded several times, he succeeded in reaching the machine-gun bunker and silencing the fire from that sector, moments before he was mortally wounded."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 7 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7242551
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr (14 Jul 1939–8 Dec 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7242551, citing Independence Cemetery, Independence, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .